PARASITE DIET: God Hates Parasite Diet: 7”

Silly pop punk on the Queers side of things! Hooray! Songs about girls, girls, and buying a rocket! Plus, for those who care about such things, they include a Daniel Johnston drawing on the back cover. Bonus points! This could’ve (and would’ve) been on Mutant Pop back in The Golden Age, but it wouldn’t have been as good as, say, the Proms, but it wouldn’t be as bad as, I don’t know, the Connie Dungs late-period emo-ish bullshit! Information note: the band is from Kentucky. One song features a girl singer, perhaps out of a desire to emulate the Joe Queer/Lisa Marr pairing. Marketing note: If I were this band, I would hope to appeal to the Teenage Bottlerocket enthusiast! One complaint: Most of these songs are too long. If this were a cereal, it’d be Apple Jacks. All of the essential ingredients are there, and it deserves to be in the cereal rotation, but it’s not at the Cinnamon Toast Crunch level.

 –maddy (Pug Face, [email protected])